No more rushing as Ryanair announce all seats to be allocated on their flights 8 years ago

No more rushing as Ryanair announce all seats to be allocated on their flights

The days of queuing and scrambling to get a good seat on a Ryanair flight will soon be over.

In a bit of news that is most welcome for any regular fliers, Ryanair are to end the free-for-all of unallocated seats from February next year.

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In a press release this morning, the airline said;

Ryanair is pleased to announce in today’s results that it will from 1 Feb 2014 move to fully allocated seating on all Ryanair flights, making the boarding process smoother, and enabling families or other groups to ensure that they sit together.  Passengers will still be able to choose our popular reserved seating service (select front row or over-wing seats), or alternatively select seats elsewhere on the aircraft, as long as they check-in more than 24 hours prior to the date of departure.  All passengers who don’t wish to pay a small fee (€5) to select their preferred seats will be allocated seats during the 24 hours prior to the date of scheduled departure.  This return to allocated seating is Ryanair’s response to the enormous demand from our customers in recent weeks via Ryanair’s “Tell MOL” customer feedback initiative.  

The company also announced they are making their site easier to use (about time) with the number of clicks required to book a flight dropping from 17 to five.

And just in case you were worried about their bottom line, the release confirmed record profits for the first half of 2013 for the company, a very tasty €602million, or just under €3.3m per day.